32 Weeks Pregnant

I wanted to VERY BRIEFLY cover the topic of “birth plans” and why they are important to me.

First of all a birth plan is just a plan, it is not a guide and step by step for your labour and delivery you can not plan for that and in the moment so much can change— but you can prepare.

I find creating a birth plan to be an effective way to have my team and everyone there supporting me on the same page and have an idea and understanding of my goals to make my experience a little easier.

This is a great link to help you create your own birth plan.

Birth Plan Check List

Go in with a plan we all have things that are important to us and some more than others but be sure to keep an open mind and try not stress remember our bodies were made to do this.

❥ Chelsea




The Calm Before The Storm


In just a few days I will be telling people I am due NEXT MONTH — the count down is on!

Everything seems pretty perfect right now. Addison is sleeping amazing despite teething, the sun is shinning, our house renovations are finally wrapping up and I can finally get a start on the nursery.

Life is good.

I just wanted to take a short moment while Addison and I eat breakfast and write a little bit of a reminder. I know with a newborn & two under two things will get hectic but when I think life is at its hardest I’ll have this to read—  easier days will come, I won’t always be sleep deprived, starving and grumpy.

Addison has always been a pretty easy-going baby in my opinion. With that being said there has been nights I thought I wouldn’t make it to morning or days I counted down the hours until bedtime, days I wonder how myself and my relationship made it out of. We have only been out of the first year for a short time but I feel like if you can survive the first year of motherhood you can basically take on anything life throws your way.

For the next two months I am going to absorb every second of life and embrace all that I can before time slips away from me again, days just fade together and I blink and I am sitting here with a one year old and a two-year old.

*Note to myself and any other Mamas having the hardest day, week, month or year ever —

This time is only brief, it will get easier, so much easier. one-day you will look at your independent toddler and wish they still needed you a little more because each day she will need you a little less.

This may be a bit of a “babble” post but I believe one day I will need it.


The Title “Addison and My Grace”

I have received so much positive feed back through Instagram direct messages since launching my blog—  more than I had anticipated.

I have always had so much to say and share I thought a blog would be such a great way to investment my free time and I appreciate ALL the support.

Creating a blog has not been anything short of work. When I committed to this new hobby I wanted to make sure it was going to be successful for myself. It was very important to me that I found an outlet from motherhood something I could do while my babies are sleeping and this is perfect not only do I get to create from home, incorporate photography and design but I get to share my experiences.   I have lists upon lists of ideas I’d like to share or talk about— any idea that pops into my head I am writing it down.

“Addison and My Grace”

So many nights after Addison was in bed Wes and I spent just talking about what the heck I was going to call this blog.

One of my most received message about the blog is “OMG! are you naming your next baby Grace?” the answer is simple “No I am not.” although the name Grace is absolutely beautiful it just isn’t the one we have chosen. If you follow me on Instagram you know we have decided on a name for baby girl so I am not surprised this question is being asked.

“So why Grace?” It  just spoke to me this blog is about me keeping my grace and composure – moving with poise and power while trying to keep it all together “(good luck to me!)”.  “Graceful” is also one of the definitions of sweet baby girls name. It just fit like a glove so I went with it.

I hope this helped anwser some questions.

❥ Chelsea

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me.

I never thought when I finally was ready to launch my blog this is how my first post would go.

I thought my first blog post would be a lot more glamorous but is motherhood and pregnancy ever really that glamours— I mean you’re more than likely covered in spit up, food or boogers at some point throughout the day.

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen a post that I posted today about days like today.

Honestly as hard as today was physically and emotionally what made it worth all the while was the love.

My needy baby needs me! She needs me because I am her comfort I help take away her pain I am what soothes her to sleep at night and all it took was one smile to make me remind myself of that.

Sometimes in the moment it can be so easy to forget that your child needing you, whining and be incredibly clingy is all out of the love they have for you.

Days like today happen.
Days when my baby wakes up cutting a tooth AND with a cold.
Days where I can’t even put her down.
Days when I wish I could just take all her pain and give it to myself.
Days where I know I won’t be getting out of my pjs and a “bun” is as good as my hair will get— not even a cute bun either like a full on inspired by Miss. Trunchbull “bun”. These are the days that make us stronger.
The days we cry, the days our house falls apart, the days we wonder if we can live off a granola bar and water.
These days make for the nights we go to bed as survivors.
So a huge shout out to all the Mamas out there getting through each day who wake up each morning making the most selfless act; we are warriors.
Also a huge shout out to @tulababycarriersfor making these days a little bit easier even if it was just for a few minutes. “(During pregnancy, your body is undergoing lots of changes so it’s important to check with your medical professional before babywearing while pregnant.)”




Thanks for reading!

I can’t wait to post more and check off all my ideas I’ve been brain storming over the last few months— I have so much to share with you.

This blog has been a work in progress for quit some time and honestly still is—  so stay tuned for whats ahead cause even I have no idea where this journey will take me.

❥ Chelsea